Friday, November 07, 2008

Friday Freshness
listen to these...
Bass Nectar (straight outta SF -thunderous dubstep biz)
Dub Colossus (London dub meets Ethiopia)
Elvis Presley - Crawfish (Pilooski edit) - fave Elvis tune ever.
and Herbie Hancock - Wiggle waggle (Mr Scruff club mix). Funky dopeness.

And all you Kiwis - get out and vote tomorrow! If you don't vote, no one gives a crap what you think. Put up or shut up.

That is all.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Patrick Moberg:  Today is a big day.

Today's picture (hat tip to Matt B)

and the soundtrack....
Parliament - Chocolate City (link or link)

This via twitter from Jay Smooth in New York... "Uma Thurman is hanging out of the side of her escalade, riding down 125 screaming and high fiving everybody"
Cadillac Records trailer.
Film based on Chess Records story, I wrote about it a while back - heres the trailer.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Free stuff!
And just to shift away from writing about dead people, K7 Records is giving away a free sampler for download, you just have to register your email with them. Some top tunes from this year and sneak previews of upcoming releases...
track listing...

Hot Chip- My Piano (dub)
Carl Craig- Brainfreeze (edit)
Quiet Village- Circus of Horror
The Herbaliser- You're Not All That (edit)
Milosh- Awful Game
Bomb The Bass- So Special
Matthew Herbert Big Band- The Story (edit)
Circlesquare- Dancers (edit)
Boozoo Bajou- Flickers (edit)

RIP Yma Sumac
Famous Peruvian singer with an incredible vocal range passes, aged 86. Link.
Listen.. Yma Sumac - Bo mambo...

and Yma Sumac live (from 1987, on the David Letterman Show, click to watch)...

Monday, November 03, 2008

RIP Studs Terkel
"The author, activist and oral historian who provided a voice for the voiceless has passed away at his home in Chicago at 96. “It is hard to imagine a fuller life” (Chicago Tribune); view Terkel’s bibliography (”His bookshelf spans a century”); profiles and remembrances from In These Times, The Atlantic, the New York Times and The Nation; reactions from the campaign trail by Barack Obama; reflections from his longtime editor and friend Andre Schiffrin; a letter from Roger Ebert; and click here to read Terkel’s conversation with STOP SMILING, published in 2005 in our Chicago Issue. “Was he the greatest Chicagoan?” Ebert wrote in the Chicago Sun-Times. “I cannot think of another. For me, he represented the joyous, scrappy, liberal, generous, wise-cracking heart of this city.” From Stop Smiling.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Ninja Tuna
Mr Scruff has just dropped a new album Ninja Tuna, and he's giving a way a free mixtape, download info here. Everything from A Tribe called Quest to Roots Manuva to Herbie Hancock.

And for guitar nerds... A Half-Century of McCabe's Guitar Shop "Hanging from the walls are a saz, a charango, a bouzouki and dozens of djembes, didgeridoos and kalimbas, along with hundreds of ukuleles, mandolins, banjos and guitars variously stringed, shaped, amplified and not. A couple of harp guitars (the baroque axe Robbie Robertson played in The Last Waltz), a 19th-century varietal, and electric guitars with Hello Kitty stickers, oddly popular with young boys."
Something's happening here...
Over 20 million Americans have already voted. "David A. Bositis, senior political analyst at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies in Washington, said the states with the largest increases in early voting had been those where the black population was proportionally the highest. In Georgia, for instance, blacks represented a quarter of all voters in the 2004 presidential election. So far this year in early voting alone, they make up 35 percent of all voters"... from the New York Times - Obama-Inspired Black Voters Warm to Politics.